MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Police have a new clue in a hit-and-run case that put a young man in the hospital on Christmas Eve.
Surveillance video captured the moment a driver struck 24-year-old Abhishek Tulysan, who was standing on the sidewalk, along Ninth Street and Collins Avenue, back on Dec. 24.
Tulysan, who reportedly studies at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, was visiting Miami at the time.
After the impact, a crowd quickly surrounded the victim.
“It’s an early morning on Christmas Eve,” said Miami Beach Officer Ernesto Rodriguez. “The young man is just trying to cross the street. You see him clearly in the video. He’s attempting to cross the street. He’s waiting at the crosswalk, where he should be, when this vehicle swerves, slams into him and leaves the scene. Doesn’t even stop to check and see if he’s OK.”
Officials said he suffered multiple broken bones and remains hospitalized at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Several witnesses said they were shocked to see the car continue driving off.
“He kind of clipped the guy. The guy went flying into the bush,” witness Clarissa White said. “I was very surprised that somebody would actually hit a person like that and keep going.”
Police believe the car was a 2013 convertible Chevy Camaro that may be black or navy in color, with possible front-end damage.
The surveillance video may be the critical clue that could help police crack this case. It came from Mitch Novick’s hotel.
“The police visit me regularly to review and take my footage,” Novick said. “I’m so happy to help any way I can.”
Tulysan is expected to make a full recovery.
If you have any information on this hit-and-run, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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